An alien race has hit the Earth in an unrelenting assault, unbeatable by any military unit in the world. Major William Cage (Cruise) is an officer who has never seen a day of combat when he is unceremoniously dropped into what amounts to a suicide mission. Killed within minutes, Cage now finds himself inexplicably thrown into a time loop-forcing him to live out the same brutal combat over and over, fighting and dying again...and again. But with each battle, Cage becomes able to engage the adversaries with increasing skill, alongside Special Forces warrior Rita Vrataski (Blunt). And, as Cage and Vrataski take the fight to the aliens, each repeated encounter gets them one step closer to defeating the enemy!Written by
Warner Bros. Pictures
The film makes a few references to films The Terminator (1984) and Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1991): - Cage asks Sergeant Farell: "What day is it?" (Terminator) - Sergeant Farell answers "Judgement Day" (Terminator 2) - Actor Bill Paxton plays Master Sergeant Farell (Terminator) Rita finds the car keys of minivan hidden in the sun visor (Terminator 2). See more »
At the end of the movie when Cage is looking for Rita for the last time, the other soldiers stand at attention and salute Cage. When Rita is found, she approaches Cage aggressively and demands to know "what do you want?" A Sergeant would never address a Major this way. See more »
Why bother on originality when the execution is so well-handed?
There are multiple plot strands from other films gathered into a union. I won't give you any hint but you'll get it when you see it. Nowadays, movies are short on originality. But, in this case, you won't give a thing about it.
Premise: An inexperience military officer was sent to war to fight an alien race invading the earth. In the middle of the battlefield, he got into an accident which causes him to go into time- loop that repeats each moment when he dies.
The basis of the plot looks familiar... That could be a big problem. On the contrary, it succeeded to provide a big summer blockbuster satisfaction. The pacing is perfect, the acting is perfect. Oh, and did i mention the effects? It was ragin'!
See this movie with low expectations (2D or 3D doesn't matter)...
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